Once you get a Victorio to use in making applesauce and tomato sauce, you’ll wonder what you ever did without it.
I got mine two years ago (after many of YOU recommended it to me!) and fell in love with it right away. It makes the process of “saucing” so much easier than anything else I’ve tried. I loaned my Victorio to my friend Jenny, who also fell in love with it right away. She ordered one of her own, and the rest is history. We are now both crazy for applesauce and tomato sauce making.
This fall, Jenny made it a goal to stock her pantry with 150 jars of applesauce. Yes, her family is serious about their applesauce consumption. Anytime either one of us heard of a good source for fruit, we were on it.
It was fun to hear her applesauce updates. I was super impressed when she hit 71 jars, and she just kept going. This week, she emailed me with this celebration picture, stating that they had done it! They had 150 jars of applesauce preserved for this winter!
I asked if she minded me sharing the picture with you. I think this is super inspiring, plus, those are some of my very favorite people in that picture. And that applesauce all over their countertop? Well, who doesn’t want to stare at that, ooing and aahing for several minutes? It is SO PRETTY!!!
Another word about the Victorio: Jenny’s little guy, who is barely 3 years old, loves helping make applesauce with the Victorio and is very capable, even at his young age, to turn the crank. See this is how easy it is to use a Victorio.
Check out this next picture. Here’s what Jenny emailed about this one:
Did you catch the sibling with their hand in the shoot that spits out the skins and seeds? (bottom left corner) They like to eat the skins–nothing goes to waste! And, I discovered that the Victorio was a little tougher for a lefty; he did fine switching to his right hand.
If you want to make your own applesauce or tomato sauce, I really encourage you to look into a Victorio. The investment is soooo worth it and will save you money in the long run when you have homemade applesauce to feed your family!
Love it! Tomorrow is applesauce day at our house. I have two bushels I plan to can using my Squeezo!
Yay! Hope it’s a super productive, saucy day for you!
I’ve frozen & canned nothing. And I’m completely okay with it. This summer, we welcomed baby #5, & we’ve loved him & each other to pieces, and basically kept things as easy as possible for all of us. So, it was fruitful harvest for us in a different kind of way! (; Storebought applesauce for us this winter!
That is awesome! Today and tomorrow are applesauce days at our house. I have an attachment for the kitchen aid that is just like the strainer and I LOVE it! I won’t have 150 jars but may get 50. I love this time of year and canning/freezing for the winter. I love feeding my family home canned because it tastes better and I know what is in it. God has been good to us and blessed us with our own garden produce and friends have given much to us as well. We are ready for the winter!
Wow, that is amazing!! My goal was 60 jars of food, and so far I’ve canned 64 jars. We made salsa, dilly beans and carrots, applesauce, apple butter, apple jelly, candied jalapenos, and spiced peaches. I’m hoping to make pickled beets next week. Most of it will be Christmas presents. We love homemade gifting!
Oh, and on a side note, I used my juicer to make the applesauce and apple butter and used the juice for the jelly.
Does anybody else have trouble with their food mill like this dripping at the handle? The worst part is it’s black (greasy?) AND sticky. My best solution has been to just dab at it with a washcloth frequently or try rubber banding a paper towel piece on there.
My squeezo will drip from the handle too, black greasy gunk. I put a small sour cream container below it to catch the drips. My mom’s did this too.
I’m afraid of the whole canning/jar procedure. Afraid I’m going to give my family botulism! Read one article about improper canning resulting in botulism and I’m scarred for life lol!
Heather @ My Overflowing Cup says
Wow! I’m super impressed with that family and aahing at those applesauce jars. This is still on my wants list, but one day. I haven’t canned anything this year, but I have put broccoli, peppers, onions, and shredded zucchini in the freezer. Something is better than nothing, right?
Charlotte Moore says
WOW!!! That is LOTS of apples. Ha!!
My neighbor and I can together because we each have 6 bellies to fill. That way we also can share supplies (although we each have a victorio strainer!) So far we have done chicken, carrots, Apple pie filling, applesauce, plum jam, plum sauce, grape juice and grape jelly, pears, pear jam, peaches, peach jam and peach pie filling. Winter should be yummy at our houses!
Just got one this year. Made salsa and tomato sauce so easy. Still waiting for pears and Apple’s.
Elizabeth Ehlers says
Winter at our house will have: peach mango jam, blueberry jam, hot pepper jelly, zucchini bread, zucchini brownies, and corn on the cob. I love canning, still have to get to the applesauce.
Yes, I have put up 315 jars so far and have not done apples, whole pears, or pumpkin yet. I love my Victoria stainer, I do a lot of tomatoes, Keep up the good work Ladies every little bit helps.
Carmen N says
Does your Victorio trap a lot of food behind the “screw” piece? My husband’s frustrated with ours because it doesn’t seem to be doing a great job. We tried making applesauce with it the other day and he did better pulling the peels off the cooked apples by hand!
That said, we just finished up canning grape juice, apple juice, apple cider and already had done beets, pears, peaches, tomatoes … and I’m sure more I can’t remember.
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Laura has not had trouble with food getting stuck. Hope it starts to work better for you!
Betty Stewart says
I have made cucumber relish, bread & butter pickles, pears, pear butter, pear jam, muskadine jelly, salsa, peach butter, green beans, and plan to make applesauce next week.